She gone and done it now!
Josh Marshall at Toilet Paper Media:
How To Make Yourself Sound Nuts 101
Sharyl Attkisson is the former CBS News reporter who left the network over what she claimed was liberal bias. After her computer was allegedly hacked by someone in late 2012 (seemingly confirmed by a network investigation) she hinted that President Obama’s surveillance operatives might be behind it. Now she says Media Matters may have been paid to go after her because of her reporting on Benghazi and other rightwing bugaboos.
I’m sorry but Attkisson has some serious temperament issues.
Temperament? As in “hormonal?” So Josh, you’re saying that she’s PMSing or menopausal? That seems kinda sexist to me.
But wait! There’s more!
Erik Wemple at WaPo:
In an interview today with the Erik Wemple Blog, Media Matters President Bradley Beychok scoffed at the notion. “She seems a little bitter, a little upset that accountability for her reporting exists,” Beychok said.
As to the specific allegation that Media Matters had endowed a secret anti-Attkisson chair, Beychok replied, “We’ve never taken contributions to target her or any other reporter.” When asked whether donors had ever requested that Media Matters focus on a larger entity such as Fox News, Beychok replied, “I don’t want to get into it” but noted that the site is driven by the news cycle and the claims that conservative media organizations churn out.
The way Beychok sees it, Attkisson appears to be “auditioning for these right-wing smear sites” and argues that her claim about Media Matters, a 501(c)(3), is based on “zero amount of evidence.”
Sharyl Attkisson’s Media Matters Conspiracy Theory
Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is augmenting her campaign to paint herself as a victim of liberal media bias with conspiratorial and false attacks on Media Matters.
Earlier this year Attkisson, who had been celebrated by conservative activists for her often shoddy reporting on the Obama administration, ended her two-decade career at CBS News. She has since made numerous media appearances, often on Fox News, claiming that her reporting had been curtailed by CBS managers who opposed critical reporting on the administration. As Media Matters noted last week, Attkisson has provided little to no evidence to support her broad claims that politics, rather than newsworthiness, was keeping her stories off CBS’ air.
Attkisson responded during an April 20 appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources. After Attkisson claimed that there is a “campaign by those who really want to controversialize the reporting I do,” host Brian Stelter asked, “Media Matters has been campaigning against you and saying you’ve been inaccurate in your reporting, is that what they’re doing? They’re just trying to controversialize the issue?” Attkisson responded that she had been “targeted” by Media Matters and hinted at a motive, saying, “I don’t know if someone paid them to do it or they just took it on their own.” After Stelter asked her whether she really believed Media Matters had been paid to target her, she responded, “Perhaps, sure. I think that’s what some of these groups do, absolutely.”
Attkisson’s claims quickly found a ready audience on Fox News.
But Attkisson’s claims are false. Media Matters has never taken contributions to target her or any other reporter. We have published research on her reports on green energy and Obamacare, among other topics, when those reports have been inaccurate or misleading — the same standard to which we hold any other reporter.
Attkisson decided to float this conspiracy theory without any evidence during an appearance on a news program, suggesting that she doesn’t believe she needs to prove her contentions before bringing them to a national audience. If that was the reporting standard she sought to uphold at CBS News, it’s no wonder that her managers were unwilling to let her promote half-baked conspiracies on their airwaves.
(My BS detector went off when I read “Media Matters has never taken contributions to target her or any other reporter.” But DID YOU target her?)
Here’s Obamablogger Fat Ollie Willis:
"no sharyl, we can't say that." "no sharyl, you just imagined that." "sharyl, thats insane." - how i imagine attkisson's last yr w cbs went
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 21, 2014
"i dont think we have any time on cbs evening news to discuss the chip you claim obama put in your brain, sharyl."
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) April 21, 2014
Well there you have it. That witch is cray-cray! How on Earth did a loonytoons like her ever get a job at CBS in the first place? I bet it was her dad who got her the job. Either that or she slept her way to the top.
Attkisson began her broadcast journalism career in 1982 as a reporter at WUFT-TV, the PBS station in Gainesville, Florida. She later worked as an anchor and reporter at WTVX-TV Fort Pierce/West Palm Beach, Florida from 1982-85, WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio from 1985-86, and WTVT Tampa, Florida (1986-90).
From 1990 to 1993, Attkisson was an anchor for CNN. She also was a key anchor for CBS space exploration coverage in 1993. Attkisson left CNN in 1993, moving to CBS, where she anchored the television news broadcast CBS News Up to the Minute and became an investigative correspondent based in Washington D.C. In addition, Attkisson served on the University of Florida’s Journalism College Advisory Board (1993-97) and was its chair in 1996. The University of Florida gave her an Outstanding Achievement Award in 1997. From 1997 to 2003, Attkisson simultaneously hosted CBS News Up to the Minute and the PBS Health news magazine HealthWeek.
Attkisson received an Investigative Reporters and Editors (I.R.E.) Finalist award for Dangerous Drugs in 2000. In 2001, Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award nomination for Firestone Tire Fiasco from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2002, Attkisson co-authored a college textbook titled Writing Right for Broadcast and Internet News . That same year, Attkisson won a 2002 Emmy Award for her Investigative Journalism about the American Red Cross. The award was presented in New York City on Sept. 10, 2002. Attkisson was part of the CBS News team that received RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2005 for Overall Excellence.
In 2006, Attkisson served as Capitol Hill correspondent for CBS. That lead to her being one of a small number of female anchors covering the 2006 midterms. Attkisson was part of the CBS News team that received RTNDA-Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2008 for Overall Excellence. During the George W. Bush administration she exposed funding problems and in 2008 discovered that Hillary Clinton’s claim that she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia was unfounded. In 2009, Attkisson won an Investigative Emmy Award for Business and Financial Reporting for her exclusive reports on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and the bank bailout. The award was presented on December 7th at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York City.
Attkisson returned to the University of Florida as a key-note speaker at the College of Journalism and Communications in 2010. That same year, Attkisson received an Emmy Award nomination for her investigations into members of Congress, and she also received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for her investigation into waste of tax dollars. In July 2011, Attkisson was nominated for an Emmy Award for her Follow the Money investigations into Congressional travel to the Copenhagen climate summit, and problems with aid to Haiti earthquake victims.
In 2012, CBS News accepted an Investigative Reporting Award given to Attkisson’s reporting on ATF’s Fast and Furious gunwalker controversy. The award was from Accuracy in Media, an American, non-profit news media watchdog group, and was presented at a Conservative Political Action Conference. In June 2012, Attkisson’s investigative reporting for the Gunwalker story also won the CBS Evening News the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Investigative Reporting. The award was presented October 8, 2012 in New York City. Additionally, in July 2012, Attkisson’s Gunwalker: Fast and Furious reporting received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
In 2012 Attkisson’s reporting on vaccines was criticized by medical experts such as David Gorski and Steven Salzberg as promoting pseudoscientific theories about an alleged link between autism and vaccines.
On 10 March 2014, Attkisson resigned from CBS News, reportedly due to frustration over what she perceived to be the network’s liberal bias and lack of dedication to investigative reporting, as well as issues she had with the network’s corporate partners. She is working on a book tentatively called Stonewalled: One Reporter’s Fight for Truth in Obama’s Washington regarding the difficulties of reporting critically about the administration.
One thing I have learned during the past six years is that the Vile Progs of Obamanation attack what they fear. One of their favorite techniques is destroying reputations, especially of women. Intelligent, successful married women like Sarah Palin, Megyn Kelly and Sharyl Attkisson are suddenly turned into airheaded bimbos.
This frenzied Vile Prog lynch mob going after Sharyl Attkisson tells me that they are terrified of what she will say. That’s why they are trying so hard to discredit her now.
Oopsie, I missed one:
Yeah, we can believe that, cuz if they were squashing stories they would admit it, wouldn’t they?
“They were no longer journalists”. Bingo!
I cannot wait for the book. This lady is so calm, so articulate – and has 20+ years under her belt investigating both sides.
It is all about the book.
They must kill the baby before it is born. (wow! as I wrote that, I realized it is not just a metaphor for the Progs).
They are truly Vile.
It is due out November 4th from Harpers. Amazon says it is 334 pages. So she will be out selling it the month before the election. I doubt it will change any Democrat minds but they are terrified of discouraged, demoralized, non-voting Democrats. It can’t be so lopsided that their vote rigging is too obvious. I think I am going to buy copies for Christmas presents. Let’s make Sharyl rich and drive the progs crazier.
And they need to make an example of “some woman” to terrorize anyone wandering off the reservation. If her book sells there will be more of them written.
It’s not necessarily a gender thing, even though the attacks on her are sexist. They are sending a warning to anybody who dares speak the truth about Obama.
Agree with you but they always make the example a woman if multiple choice applies. Trying to smear Attkisson as menopausal is standard for these punks (Elizabethan era word for whore). The name calling is from hirelings who work cheap.
Great idea! I’ll buy some for Christmas gifts too. I’m actively seeking ways to enhance the conversation at my families gatherings. I think politics would be an improvement.
already pre ordered it from amazon
Funny how great a reporter Attkisson was considered to be when she went after Bush or Clinton (Hillary during the 2008 campaign), but now that she is focusing on “rightwing” issues like Benghazi, etc. (and THAT speaks volumes that these scandals aren’t considered to be American issues), now all of a sudden, she’s off her rocker. Yeah. Right.
Never mind that had it not been for Attkisson, we never would have known abt Fast and Furious and Solyndra. How very right-wing of her to actually investigate what this Administration is doing in our name, and with our money.
I plan to pre-order it, too, Helen. I have no doubt that some folks are freaking out abt that book coming out…
Benghazi can never begin to approach the tragedy of 22 american veterans committing suicide EVERY DAY in the U.S. Please don’t be taken in by Benghazi at the price of helping living veterans not commit suicide at the rate of 22 per day.
It’s not either/or. Saying “don’t be taken in” implies that Benghazi is a phony scandal.
Some of us think it’s real.
lol, this sounds like a stunt to publicize her book. Wouldn’t surprise me if Fox has a job waiting for her, but first suggested she go out in a big way to help promote her book, then she goes to Fox. Soon after Newsmack and Newsbusters and so on will promote her tell all book and offer it for a dollar so that it makes the Times ten best list. This is typical Fox strategy.
That’s possible. Do you have any evidence to support your theory?
Marshall is short of money again. His readers are not responding to “fundraising” pleas anymore so he has to take Soros money. I would suggest he try getting a job at Lowe’s in the gardening dept temporarily so he doesn’t have to do something he has no experience with namely social interactions and observation of women.
Did anyone else notice the idiot Marshall congratulates Media Matters for “successfully” altering Attkisson’s reputation? Isn’t that sort of admitting their role?
Check out the comments to this tweet:
At times like this I like to pull out the Bush National Guard Memo story. CBS also defended that story to the hilt. They even used a typewriter repairman who claimed that with thousands of dollars of extra options, it was possible to make a standard issue military typewriter print kind of like the default settings on a Microsoft Word document. Even when that fell apart, they brought on a secretary to push the “fake but accurate” tale that the memos existed at one time, even though the producers at 60 Minutes had only days earlier stood by the fake documents as real.
This is about human nature rather than journalistic integrity. Attkisson’s integrity led to her stories not being chosen for air. Her integrity caused her to leave. CBS is doing what they always do, claiming integrity and innocence. Attkisson was asked if she was targeted by Media Matters. She didn’t produce the theory.
Media Matters is paid for by George Soros and other groups that also are paid for by George Soros. They always take the side of Obama. A smear is defined by them as anything negative about Obama, whether it is true or false. Benghazi is a non-story to them. They target anyone writing about Benghazi. By extension, they are paid to attack anyone who casts the Obama administration in a bad light.
CBS, just like every other news media outlet, has a right to air or squash whatever stories they want. If I owned CBS and a 60 Minutes story was gonna cost me a lot of money I would probably kill it too.
But they shouldn’t pretend they are brave and noble journalists whose only concern is The Truth. At least Fox is honest about their bias.
When I read that yesterday I was struck by her social inexperience and inability to read social cues. She does not know the difference between a date and a “hookup”. She thinks this teenage boy is asking for a “hookup”. She doesn’t know what a date is because she may have never been on one.
Did Amanda have a problem with those young Marines asking starlets to their USMC Birthday Balls ?
I’m pretty sure that Amanda has a problem with just about everything.
The new progressivism is a full blow religion. Maybe it always was, but I didn’t think so when I was one of them. It sure is now. So being critical of them is indeed heretical, and any who do must be burned.
Such an inspiring story from the Boston Marathon ….
The last I’m hearing from my prog friends is we need to help Elizabeth Warren defeat the evil, corporate Hillary. Like we didn’t see that coming. And when bag of rocks for brains Warren can’t get there, they’ll switch to a male that can. Because like with religions of old, women can’t really be priests.
Have a few proggies myself trumpeting Fauxcahontas. When I ask what qualifies her to hold the office they go on about income inequality. I say fine but what has she done and how could it be rectified? Zip. Nada. Zilch. How would she handle the middle east, Russia, China. How does teaching law and giving a pretty speech filled with platitudes make someone competent? Scares me because these were people I once respected but now seem to have completely stopped thinking for themselves.
There’s still an anti-Hillary wing of the Dem party? Say it ain’t so 😛
So…… a woman who has been a very respected, Emmy and Murrow award winning professional investigative reporter for HER ENTIRE FUCKING CAREER is all of a sudden, with zero explanation, CRAAAAZZZZYYYYYPANTS. Just outta the blue.
Right. That passes the smell test.
Four Emmy’s and four Murrow awards for investigative journalism; clearly she’s crazy.
Is President Obama’s ‘ manhood’ in question?:
Please tell me about the peace and prosperity Obama achieved with words.
Obama has achieved peace and prosperity? Srsly?????
BTW – Yesterday when I was at the gym one of the tv’s in front of the treadmills was playing MSNBC with CC turned on. In the 15 minutes I was watching I noticed that they spent an inordinate amount of time talking about Fox News and Darrell Issa and that red-faced Ed guy seems to be living in a paranoid alternate reality.
And that’s them on a good day.
That is true of most of that bunch!!! 😆
So sad. Our elected officials did this
happy earth day
interesting history of earth day founders
Yep, Ira Einhorn composted his girlfriend, Holly, by murdering her, and throwing her body in a trunk. You very seldom hear the story of the first Earth Day Celebration because to do so, you would have to mention Einhorn, the murderer.
Is he the guy who hid out in France for several years?
Yea, under an alias, and they didn’t want to extradite him because we have the death penalty.
His attorney was Arlen Spector! Another interesting tidbit.
Here’s a good write-up, but WARNING, there is a picture of Holly’s body.
Not a very good ad. Ripe for ridicule but perhaps that was the intent.
Interesting first ad. She may be smarter than the progs think. Peters is obvious favorite but if Land has an effective strategy she might make him wish he’d stayed in the House.
My first thought was this is sooooo bad. The high school a/v dept could produce a better ad, but it opens the door for him to respond. How do you respond to a sophmoric ad with corny music and silence. He makes fun of it he is declaring a war on a woman.
Yep! That’s why it may be fiendishly clever. You are durned if you do and durned if you don’t.
As a Repub she was Sec. of State for MI, so we know she has political smarts. We’ll see soon how much.
I was not aware of this but the cable companies get two minutes of ad time per hour from the stations they carry to sell to local markets. Hundreds of channels on air 24/7. The merger of Time Warner and Comcast may impact elections. With net neutrality gone and the Aero case pending the new giant company will have a lot of power and the companies bias is blatant.
Interesting read– confess I do not understand a lot of it.
On all 6 points I can find some validity to his stance. Do not agree on all points but an argument can be made for each one. I see no problem with the definition of a marriage being between one man and woman. The familial unit is the foundation on which societies are built. Same sex couples can not recreate without the opposite sex. Champions of evolution one would think would recognize that.
Has many people tremblng in Hollywood. My friend says they turned up the heat a notch just to let every one they were not playing. Way more to come.
What case is this about?
Hollywood executives Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard have been accused of sexually abusing teenage boys in lawsuits filed Monday in Hawaii federal court.
Sad comment on my view of Hollywood that I find myself automatically assuming they are guilty.
In the early nineties I spent a summer(with 12roommates on Fire Island). Predators. I saw shit with the power players that would make Caligula gag. Straight gay a predator is a predator and they thrive on vulnerabilities. Part of human nature, but some took it too far. Do not know if Singer and company are guilty but I do know there exists a culture of exploitation that needs to be exposed. They operate above the law. I knew an 18 year old who was in Heaven because he got to go to a high end White Party. Little did he know he was about to become a party favor. High as a kite being passed around. Last I heard he was in a long term rehab facility for junk. I salivate at the thought of those pigs getting their due. Again none of the accused were present but I have seen the M.O.
I’ll send Newsbusters the traffic for this one. If you want to send MSNBC and Daily Beast traffic the links are in the link 😀
Speaking of burning witches, 6 people are challenging Lindsay Graham in the SC primary, this lady is my favorite of the bunch…..but she must burn ! (most of the candidates in this race are fronted by establishment GoP donors to steal votes from her, yay, Lindsay wins !)
Been following her on FB since she threw her hat in the ring. Classy and smart.